“I was a lawyer. My father was a federal judge. I had a squeaky-clean record. I had to be a good Black girl, an exceptional Black girl. I had to be someone the viewer could accept. And I was a token until I made sure I wasn’t. The thing is, the day I went on the show, I didn’t wake up and say, You know what? I’m going to start standing up for myself. I was taught at a very young age to speak up about injustices. It was no different with Bachelor Nation. And I don’t think they ever saw it coming.” Rachel Lindsay Has No Roses Left to Burn. “I thought I could change The Bachelor franchise from within. Until I realized I was their token.”

+ Netflix Is Making a Dating Show Where People Wear Animal Prosthetics. (As far as I can tell, only on their heads. But who knows.)